Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2)

20041218 Machholz


Comet Machholz (C/2004 Q2).

Sub-images are aligned on comet, resulting in the streaking stars.

Imaging Site: From my back-yard in San Diego, Ca.

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Date: 18 Dec 2004

Scope and f/: Takahashi FSQ-106N at f/5.

Mount: Piggy-backed on a wedge mounted Celestron N11GPS.

Guiding: No info in my records.

Camera: Canon 10D in raw mode, ISO: 800.

Camera temperature: n/a

Camera binning: n/a

Number of sub-images and exposure: Twelve images at 6 minutes each.

Filters: IDAS LPS.

Image Calibration: Darks and flats.

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